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STAND OFF Thai Police Clash Over Cash On Troubled Holiday Island

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

-IF THERE ARE ANY LAWYERS AND POLICE INVOLVED THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED- -FROM ANDREW DRUMMOND Royal Thai Police HQ, Bangkok MAY 18 2011- Police in the Thai capital Bangkok today promised ‘transparency’ in an investigation into a massive fraud committed on an Irish businessman on the holiday island of Phuket – a holiday destination which is increasingly being dubbed the ‘island of greed’ …

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Chiang Mai Deaths – Britain Will Conduct Its Own Investigation

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

From ANDREW DRUMMOND, BANGKOKMay 13 2010NEWS & COMMENT A coroner in England will investigate the deaths of British couple who died in a Chiang Mai hotel where a series of tourists have been taken ill and died in what Thai authorities claim is ‘coincidental’ or alternatively a run of ‘bad luck’.After press conference given by the Governor of Chiang Mai …

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Fletcher Of the Dump Convicted British Child Abuser Who Fled CambodiaJailed In His Abscence

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

From ANDREW DRUMMOND, Bangkok May 12 2011 A convicted British child sexual abuser who ran a children’s charity on a rubbish dump in Cambodia has been sentenced in his absence to ten years in jail for rape. David Fletcher, 57, from Norwich, was absent from the hearing in Phnom Penh because he fled Cambodia to Thailand, when police were his …

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World Cup Bribery Thai FIFA Boss Demanded Television Rights for England Game

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

Its just another blow to the FIFA the world governing body of football. The Forrmer British FA Chairman Lord Triesman has accused four members of FIFA of demanding bribes to support England’s bid to host the 2018 world cup.One of them is Worawi Makudi Thailand’s FIFA representative who said Lord Triesman wanted TV rights for a friendly match between Thailand …

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Britains FSA Moves On Bangkok Boiler Rooms. Somebody Is Going To Do Real Jail Time

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

From ANDREW DRUMMOND,BANGKOKMAY 6 2011 Britain’s secretive Financial Services Authority have begun operations in Bangkok in a bid to rack up their operations against international boiler rooms a few notches.A team has been in the capital for the last week engaged in discussions with officers at the Crime Suppression Division and counterparts in other Embassies including the Australian and Canadian …

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Scot who confessed to a killing to Andrew Drummond is extradited to Australia

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

From ANDREW DRUMMONDBangkokMay 6 2011 Edinburgh born Anthony Prestidge, best known as ‘Scots Tony’, wanted in Britain for armed robbery and in Australia for murder has been extradited to Australia for trial.Prestidge, more than six years ago confessed to me that he killed his brother in law Andy Arthur Ball in Perth, and at the time said he wanted to give himself …

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Grieving Father Starts Thai Travel Tragedy Website

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

FROM ANDREW DRUMMOND, BANGKOKMarch 31 2011The father of a 23-yr-old New Zealand woman who died in hospital in Chiang Mai after being taken seriously ill in a city centre hotel is launching a website to warn travellers that Thailand is no real paradise.Richard Carter, father of Sarah Carter said: ‘We just want to make travellers aware of the real risks …

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U.S. Offers Help In Chiang Mai Deaths Probe-Updated

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

‘Further the U.S. Mission in Thailand has offered the technical assistance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to assist the Ministry of Public Health in their investigation.  At this time health workers have not yet verified that the cases are connected.’Five foreigners and one Thai have died in Chiang Mai between January 11 and February 19th.  Four of …

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Britain May Set Up Rape Crisis Centres In Thailand

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is considering helping  Thailand  set up ‘Rape Crisis Centres’ after disturbing sexual abuse reports received from British women in the country.  A British Embassy spokeswoman said in Bangkok she could not discuss individual cases but could confirm that the FCO was considering whether ‘crisis centres’ similar to the UK’s ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centres’ could be …

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British Coroner Queries Chiang Mai Death Plunge

In Flying Sporran, General News, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond

An English coroner has expressed dissatisfaction with a Thai police report on the death of 40-yr-old Yorkshireman Edward Fairburn who fell from the Centara Group’s Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mail last year. Halifax Coroner Roger Whittaker said: ‘I have grave concerns over the lack of information I have particularly in relation to how Mr Fairburn came by his death. ‘It …